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Water Management (General) Regulation 2018
Current version for 7 February 2020 to date (accessed 5 April 2020 at 17:49)
141 Restrictions on use of water during periods of shortage
(1) If a water supply authority considers it necessary to do so in order to conserve supplies of water in time of drought or other emergency, it may, by a notice under this clause, regulate or restrict any of the following—(a) the purposes for which water may be used,(b) the times when water may be used,(c) the quantities of water that may be used,(d) the means or methods by which water may be used.(2) A notice made by a water supply authority under this clause—(a) may apply to the whole of its area of operations or to such part of that area as is specified in the notice, and(b) has effect despite the provisions of any contract relating to the supply of water by the water supply authority.(3) A notice made by a water supply authority under this clause—(a) is to be published in a newspaper circulating in its area of operations, and(b) takes effect on the date specified in the notice (being a date that is not earlier than the date on which the notice is published).(4) A person must not use water contrary to a notice under this clause.Maximum penalty—20 penalty units.(5) Nothing in this clause authorises the use of water contrary to any restriction or requirement imposed under the Essential Services Act 1988.